TOUR NEWS : Lukas Nelson + POTR’s UK Headline Tour Begins Tonight in Oxford

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LUKAS NELSON + POTR’S UK HEADLINE TOUR BEGINS TONIGHT IN OXFORD

Follows a week of performances at CMA Fest in Nashville, including the Grand Old Opry, Ryman Auditorium, and appearances with Marty Stuart and Lainey Wilson

New Album Sticks and Stones out July 14

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LONDON, U.K. — (June 13, 2023) — GRAMMY & BAFTA Award-winning artist Lukas Nelson and his band POTR kick off their long-awaited return to the UK & Ireland this evening at Oxford’s O2 Academy 2; the first of nine headline shows along with a main stage appearance at Black Deer Festival this weekend (June 18) alongside Steve Earle, Bonnie Raitt, and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats.

Nelson is preparing for the release of his new album Sticks and Stones, due for release on July 14 via 6ACE Records/Thirty Tigers (pre-save/pre-order here).

Fans can already listen to two brand new songs from the album: the “bright, rollicking country-rock anthem” (Rolling Stone), ‘Alcohallelujah‘, and lead single, ‘More Than Friends‘, featuring CMA and ACM Award-winning artist, Lainey Wilson.

This follows a packed week in Nashville during CMA Fest, during which he appeared with Wilson for multiple performances of their duet, including on the legendary Grand Ole Opry stage, and joined Marty Stuart at the iconic Ryman Auditorium for the 20th anniversary of his annual Late Night Jam.

Nelson also recently wrapped up a spring headline tour with numerous sold-out shows and performed at The Hollywood Bowl as part of “Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90, A Star-Studded Concert Celebrating Willie’s 90th Birthday” last month; and following the UK tour will return to the USA to perform at Madison Square Garden with Tedeschi Trucks Band, among other dates.

Discussing Sticks and Stones exclusively with The Sun, Nelson shared, “it’s very biographical, it goes from my party days and then, as you see, the content of the music changes over the course of the record.

Limited tickets remain for all headline dates – here’s where to catch Lukas Nelson + POTR on tour over the next two weeks:

13th June – Oxford, O2 Academy 2

14th June – Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall

15th June – London, O2 Kentish Town Forum

17th June – Bristol, SWX

18th June – Kent, Black Deer Festival

19th June – Manchester, O2 Academy 2

20th June – Glasgow, Old Fruitmarket

22nd June – Belfast, Ulster Hall

23rd June – Dublin, Academy

Tickets and further information here.

ABOUT LUKAS NELSON + POTR:
Since his debut over a decade ago, Texas and Hawaii-based Nelson has played countless sold-out shows and festivals and released seven studio albums to date including the latest, 2021’s A Few Stars Apart. Produced by Dave Cobb, the record spent seven weeks at #1 on the Americana Albums chart and received widespread acclaim with Rolling Stone declaring, “His best album yet…Nelson’s most compact, streamlined, and focused album,” while The Tennessean asserted, “a collection of lyrically stirring, musically multifarious and ultimately hopeful roots rock storytelling.” 

Additionally, Nelson co-produced the music for 2018’s lauded A Star Is Born film in addition to appearing in the film and went on to win a BAFTA Award for Best Original Music and a GRAMMY Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.  

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